Tendaguripterus

Name: Tendaguripterus (Tendaguru wing).
Phonetic: Ten-da-gu-rip-teh-rus.
Named By: David Unwin & Wolf-Dieter Heinrich - 1999.
Classification: Chordata. Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Dsungaripteroidea, Tendaguripteridae.
Species: T. recki (type).
Type: Piscivore.
Size: Estimated 1 meter wingspan.
Known locations: Tanzania.
Time period: Kimmeridgian to Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of one individual.

       Many people have considered Tendaguripterus to have fed upon fish because the sharp teeth point towards the mouth meaning that prey could not easily escape. Later studies have led to the proposition that Tendaguripterus may have actually preferred a shellfish diet.



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